About this Program

Technology education is a critical shortage teaching area in Virginia for middle school and high school. Technology education is not just learning about computers or other communications devices such as cell phones. Technology education studies the human designed world and is closely tied to science education which studies the natural environment. The technology education program includes the study of technological systems, processes, and artifacts and most major courses contain laboratory activities to help students understand the tools, materials, and principles associated with medical, agricultural, biological, energy and power, communication, transportation, manufacturing, and construction technologies.

Program Highlights

  • Institutional Member - ITEEA

  • Military Courses Transfer

  • #4 on the critical shortage teaching list in VA

  • Technology education students enjoy the hands-on nature of this program because in order to learn about technology, students do technological activities.

  • If students have a specialized technical major (AAS degree), these degrees help meet the technical content-general emphasis courses. Campus faculty can assist with all transfer questions.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Technology Education
Delivery Modes


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Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

$61,010 Median Salary

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$107,670 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

$97,440 Median Salary

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

$61,680 Median Salary

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.


What are the requirements to apply for Technology Education at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Technology Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • A high school GPA of 3.3 is recommended.


At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful...


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to ODU.
Review the full list of transfer articulation agreements to see if your institution is listed.


Students are eligible for the TEACH since technology education is a critical shortage teaching area.



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